Bay State College

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Bay State College (Bay State or BSC) is a private, for-profit college[1] in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.[2] Founded in 1946, Bay State College specializes in career-focused programs, specifically in business, information technology and healthcare. The college offers 19 Bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 9 Associate's degree programs, and 1 graduate program partnership.[3]

Bay State College has three divisions: Day, Evening and Online. In 2013, the college established a satellite location in Taunton, Massachusetts as part of its Evening Division.[4]

History[edit]

Bay State College opened in 1946 to serve a single industry, the airlines, by providing students with hands-on skills and paying particular attention to a strong educational foundation. Then as now, the College was known for its small classes, individual attention, and focus on specific careers.[5]

In 1961, Bay State College moved to its current location in the Back Bay - in the heart of the city, but close to hospitals, businesses, shopping, fashion and entertainment.[6]

In 1975, Bay State College was initially authorized to grant Associate's degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In 1989, Bay State became accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC). In 2004, Bay State College was authorized by the state and NECHE to grant Bachelor's degrees in Business, Fashion, and Entertainment Management. [7]

On September 29, 2017, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education approved the sale of Bay State College to Ambow Education Holding Ltd..[8]

Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE, formerly NEASC). The college is authorized to award the following degrees by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Associate's in Science, Associate's in Applied Science, and Bachelor's of Science.[9]

Bay State College is also a member of several professional educational associations. The New England Commission of Higher Education accredits schools and colleges in the six new England states. Membership in one of the six regional accrediting associations in the United States indicates that the school or college has been carefully evaluated and found to meet the standards agreed upon by qualified educators.[10]

Physical Therapist Assistant Program Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College's Associate's in Science Degree program in Physical Therapist Assistant is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). In order to be eligible to practice as a PTA in Massachusetts, graduates must take the national licensure examination.[11]

Nursing Program Accreditation[edit]

Bay State College's Associate's in Science Degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Associate's degree Nursing Program maintains Full Approval status from the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.[12]

Academics[edit]

Bay State College currently offers Day, Evening and Online programs across their Boston, Taunton, and Online campuses. Bay State College offers 19 Bachelor's degree programs and concentrations, 9 Associate's degree programs, and 1 graduate program partnership through Salve Regina University Partnership: Master of Science in Administration of Justice and Homeland Security.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baystate.edu/about-baystate/governance/
  2. ^ "Bay State College Appoints New President". Bay State College. 2015-05-12. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  3. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  4. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  5. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  6. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  7. ^ "Bay State College History and Mission". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  8. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2017-01-18.
  9. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  10. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  11. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  12. ^ "Bay State College Accreditation". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  13. ^ "Bay State College Programs". Bay State College. Retrieved 2020-05-07.

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Coordinates: 42°21′08″N 71°04′38″W / 42.3521°N 71.0771°W / 42.3521; -71.0771